National Affairs: Hoover Progress

(See front cover)

Publicity is a prime requisite of any Goodwill trip. When the Hoover-bearing battleship Maryland passed down South America's west coast, it was found that the high Andes were an obstacle to telling the world by ship's radio what the traveller was saying and doing. The Navy Department therefore obligingly ordered the cruiser Rochester to steam westward from Panama to the vicinity of Galapagos and thence relay the Maryland's rebounding messages to the big naval radio station at Balboa.* Notwithstanding this assistance, the Maryland found Andean ether conditions so bad that...